By: Emily Brough

As Maple 6 continues serving with their second round project at the Jameson Camp, members are excited to see how their efforts impact youth of the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

The first few weeks of service work at the camp involved the team facilitating a variety of outdoor education classes, such as animal adaptations, creek studies, and STEM activities; the team also has provided facility improvements to the camp by mulching their high ropes course area and cleaning cabin is in between uses.

β€œIt has been a joy spending time in the outdoors with children,” says Maple 6 member Zane, β€œI love watching them explore, experiment and have fun as they learn new information.”

The mission of Jameson Camp is to get youth outside and to grow inside by recognizing their inner strengths. Jameson Camp has a wide range of opportunities to engage youth in exploring the outdoors while learning, including a high and low ropes course, an agility course, and a climbing wall.

Maple 6 was able to show the true spirit of AmeriCorps NCCC while serving and educating school aged youth in outdoor education and served over 60 youth a day during their month at the camp. The team will spend the end of the second round service project in Rock Island, Illinois serving with River Action, Inc. at the Black Hawk State Historic Site. While serving River Action, Inc. Maple 6 will help build staircases, rest areas, and stop the progression of soil erosion around the Mississippi River.